iPhones of 9 State Dept officials hijacked by NSO Pegasus spyware

It has been revealed that NSO Group’s Pegasus malware was used to spy on U.S. government officials over the past few months.

The iPhones of 9 U.S. state department officials were targeted with surveillance software. The officials were either in Uganda or working on projects linked to Uganda. The perpetrators of the attack are yet to be identified.

Unknown Assailant Successfully Targets U.S. Officials

According to a report published by Reuters, an unknown actor targeted the phones of 9 U.S. State department officials using spyware developed by the Israeli NSO Group.

“Apple Inc iPhones of at least nine U.S. State Department employees were hacked by an unknown assailant using sophisticated spyware developed by the Israel-based NSO Group, according to four people familiar with the matter. The intrusions, first reported here, represent the widest known hacks of U.S. officials through NSO technology,” Reuters report read.

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Reportedly, NSO Group’s Pegasus malware was used to spy on U.S. government officials over the past few months.

Apple Sues NSO Group

As per Reuters, the victims of the hacking were notified by Apple Inc. The company was in the process of contacting its

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